Programs that develop the whole student at every age
Columbia prides itself on providing a Total Care Development® experience for all its students, customized according to the student’s particular age and development needs. Students are divided into one of three age-based “ASEP Achievers” groups, with “ASEP” standing for “academic, social, emotional and physical,” the four dimensions of a person that Columbia strives to develop through its Total Care® Education philosophy. “Young ASEP Achievers” are 16 years old or younger as of July 31 of that year. As our youngest students, they get the support and supervision they need to thrive far from the familiarity of family and culture. “Junior ASEP Achievers” are 16 and 17 years old as of August 1, while “Senior ASEP Achievers” are 17 and 18 years old. We make sure to offer fun activities for these junior and senior students while creating a disciplined and consistent daily routine that enables them to develop healthy social and emotional lives. All students receive age-tailored life coaching and participate in character-building activities that will serve them well at university and in their future lives.